Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

Mark has been in the dental profession for over a 15 years, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to everyday management, he has a true passion for this so when the opportunity to own and manage his own dental practice arose, he welcomed the challenge ahead, since starting his first practice from scratch in Driffield Mark has gone on to own two further sites in York and Knaresborough helping spread family dentistry across Yorkshire. Mark enjoys mountain bike riding and racing his beloved Mini nicknamed “The Bear” along with spending time with his wife and children. Mark is a big sports fan, following Leeds Utd, Kansas City Chiefs and all things Formula one.

Dr. Ben Smith

Dentist

GDC registration 79433. BDS, MFDS RCS Edin, DipConSed Newcastle 2001.

Ben gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001, going on to acquire additional valuable postgraduate skills and experience through hospital and general practice training.

During this time period, he developed an interest in helping people with anxieties and phobias related to their dental care, completed his core training in conscious sedation techniques and also gained his MFDS at RCS Edinburgh in 2003.

Stephen Zsigmond

Dentist

GDC registration 192421. BChD 2010 University of Leeds.

Stephen’s friendly, enthusiastic and confident approach has resulted in a dedicated following of patients. He has a focused and logical manner and enjoys the journey of taking an anxious patient to a place where they are happy to regularly attend, and can be proud of their teeth and smile.

Stephen has also completed post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, composites, crowns, veneers as well as invisible orthodontics, to be able to give his patients the smile they’ve always wanted.

Dr Tom Stapleton

Dentist

GDC registration 244580. Leeds University.

Originally from Leicester, Toms background is in research. This resulted in him achieving a PhD in tissue engineering before gaining his dental qualification at Leeds University. He joins the Purely Dental team, where he is committed to providing general dentistry whilst serving you with honesty, quality and value.

As well as being a certified Invisalign provider, Tom has also undertaken further advanced restorative training to help provide the smile you deserve. This included completing an advanced certificate in restorative dentistry under the tutor-age of Dominic Hassall as well as recently completing certification in digital smile design and Bioclear composite bonding.

Tom has a natural enthusiasm for endodontics and has gone on to take further certification in endodontics through the highly regarded simplyendo training academy.

Tom’s main interest is digital dentistry, continually looking at new techniques to improve the ease and comfort in which treatment is provided.

Outside of dentistry, Tom is a husband and father of two beautiful little girls and he enjoys taking walks in the local Yorkshire countryside.

Kelly Yates RDN

Reception Manager / Dental Nurse

GDC registration 267571.

Kelly went away from the dental profession in 2003 and returned in 2013, where she started as a Receptionist / Trainee dental nurse with Crystal Clear.

Having been with Crystal Clear for quite a few years, Kelly is now Reception Manager, looking after the day to day running of the business which she very much enjoys having the extra responsibilities. Kelly really likes to look after all her staff members which helps to keep a happy team, this is really important to her.

When Kelly isn’t having a very much needed admin day, she really loves working front of house, seeing her patients, which some she has known for sometime.

When not at work Kelly very much enjoys spending time with her husband Rich, son and the new addition to her family “Perro” the much loved Black Lab. They all like to go on long walks whenever they can.

Jessica Ayre

Lead Dental Nurse RDN

GDC registration 284982.

Jessica has recently moved to York to be nearer her twin sister and to discover new job opportunities.

When given the chance to train as a dental nurse Jessica jumped at this and very much enjoys learning new skills performing to a high standard to make the dental experience, relaxed and enjoyable, for both the patients and the dentist she is working with. Socially Jessica enjoys seeing her friends, family and walking her dog Banjo.

Also having recently passed her driving test this has given Jessica a chance to explore all that York has to offer and given her a new lease on life.

Pollyann Wright

Trainee Dental Nurse

Polly joined Crystal Clear in October 2018, after working as a nursery nurse for a few years she decided she wanted a new challenge. Polly very much enjoys being a trainee dental nurse, she has embraced learning new skills along with completing all course work that is set for her week by week. Polly particularly likes talking with patients to make them feel happy and relaxed whilst they’re in our care.

Polly loves going out with her boyfriend and dog Jake for a day of exploring come rain or shine. And when Polly isn’t out on an adventure she likes nothing better than watching a good movie or challenging people on the XBox.

Millie

Practice Mascot

Millie is the much-loved, bouncy boxer puppy that vies to “rule the roost” in Ben’s house. Never shy to share an opinion, Millie is happy to pass on her guidance to anyone in earshot!.

Mark

Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

Mark has been in the dental profession for over a 15 years, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to everyday management, he has a true passion for this so when the opportunity to own and manage his own dental practice arose, he welcomed the challenge ahead, since starting his first practice from scratch in Driffield Mark has gone on to own two further sites in York and Knaresborough helping spread family dentistry across Yorkshire. Mark enjoys mountain bike riding and racing his beloved Mini nicknamed “The Bear” along with spending time with his wife and children. Mark is a big sports fan, following Leeds Utd, Kansas City Chiefs and all things Formula one.

Ben

Dr. Ben Smith

Dentist

GDC registration 79433. BDS, MFDS RCS Edin, DipConSed Newcastle 2001.

Ben gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001, going on to acquire additional valuable postgraduate skills and experience through hospital and general practice training.

During this time period, he developed an interest in helping people with anxieties and phobias related to their dental care, completed his core training in conscious sedation techniques and also gained his MFDS at RCS Edinburgh in 2003.

Stephen

Stephen Zsigmond

Dentist

GDC registration 192421. BChD 2010 University of Leeds.

Stephen’s friendly, enthusiastic and confident approach has resulted in a dedicated following of patients. He has a focused and logical manner and enjoys the journey of taking an anxious patient to a place where they are happy to regularly attend, and can be proud of their teeth and smile.

Stephen has also completed post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, composites, crowns, veneers as well as invisible orthodontics, to be able to give his patients the smile they’ve always wanted.

Tom Stapleton - Dentist

Dr Tom Stapleton

Dentist

GDC registration 244580. Leeds University.

Originally from Leicester, Toms background is in research. This resulted in him achieving a PhD in tissue engineering before gaining his dental qualification at Leeds University. He joins the Purely Dental team, where he is committed to providing general dentistry whilst serving you with honesty, quality and value.

As well as being a certified Invisalign provider, Tom has also undertaken further advanced restorative training to help provide the smile you deserve. This included completing an advanced certificate in restorative dentistry under the tutor-age of Dominic Hassall as well as recently completing certification in digital smile design and Bioclear composite bonding.

Tom has a natural enthusiasm for endodontics and has gone on to take further certification in endodontics through the highly regarded simplyendo training academy.

Tom’s main interest is digital dentistry, continually looking at new techniques to improve the ease and comfort in which treatment is provided.

Outside of dentistry, Tom is a husband and father of two beautiful little girls and he enjoys taking walks in the local Yorkshire countryside.

Kelly

Kelly Yates RDN

Reception Manager / Dental Nurse

GDC registration 267571.

Kelly went away from the dental profession in 2003 and returned in 2013, where she started as a Receptionist / Trainee dental nurse with Crystal Clear.

Having been with Crystal Clear for quite a few years, Kelly is now Reception Manager, looking after the day to day running of the business which she very much enjoys having the extra responsibilities. Kelly really likes to look after all her staff members which helps to keep a happy team, this is really important to her.

When Kelly isn’t having a very much needed admin day, she really loves working front of house, seeing her patients, which some she has known for sometime.

When not at work Kelly very much enjoys spending time with her husband Rich, son and the new addition to her family “Perro” the much loved Black Lab. They all like to go on long walks whenever they can.

Jessica

Jessica Ayre

Lead Dental Nurse RDN

GDC registration 284982.

Jessica has recently moved to York to be nearer her twin sister and to discover new job opportunities.

When given the chance to train as a dental nurse Jessica jumped at this and very much enjoys learning new skills performing to a high standard to make the dental experience, relaxed and enjoyable, for both the patients and the dentist she is working with. Socially Jessica enjoys seeing her friends, family and walking her dog Banjo.

Also having recently passed her driving test this has given Jessica a chance to explore all that York has to offer and given her a new lease on life.

Pollyann

Pollyann Wright

Trainee Dental Nurse

Polly joined Crystal Clear in October 2018, after working as a nursery nurse for a few years she decided she wanted a new challenge. Polly very much enjoys being a trainee dental nurse, she has embraced learning new skills along with completing all course work that is set for her week by week. Polly particularly likes talking with patients to make them feel happy and relaxed whilst they’re in our care.

Polly loves going out with her boyfriend and dog Jake for a day of exploring come rain or shine. And when Polly isn’t out on an adventure she likes nothing better than watching a good movie or challenging people on the XBox.

Millie

Millie

Practice Mascot

Millie is the much-loved, bouncy boxer puppy that vies to “rule the roost” in Ben’s house. Never shy to share an opinion, Millie is happy to pass on her guidance to anyone in earshot!.